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businessman with what's described as a long history of shady business practices. fox 5's maureen umeh with the news edge. >> his name is vincent abel and he's accused of swindling desperate homeowners out of their homes. some fought back, a few won but at a high cost. these are slow steps to rove for maria theresa wilson -- recovery for maria theresa wilson, a former educator with a masters degree battling back from a head injury that left her devastated both physically and financially. >> i didn't know where to go or what to do. >> reporter: unable to work her northwest d.c. home went into foreclosure. that's when she was approached by a man promising help. >> they knocked on the door and said we realize you're in preforeclosure and we can help you do this and help you with your a rearages and i said oh, my god, this is wonderful. >> reporter: that man worked for vincent abel, a local d.c. businessman involved in real estate and the mortgage business. wilson said she unwittingly signed over the title of her house to abel and became a renter in her own home. she still had to pay her m
't act alone and was pressured into committing the crime. fox 5's maureen umeh has more details now. >> the suspect were a bonnie and clyde team, but 18-year-old jenna baker's family says there much more to the story. they believe baker was coerced into doing what they're calling the unthinkable. >> she is a very smart girl. >> reporter: a smart girl who made a bad decision her family says to help her boyfriend rob this jefferson, maryland bank tuesday. >> i've never known her to really cause any trouble around here. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old anthony young jr. jumped over a counter, hit a male teller on a head, then cut the wires with a knife before running out into this cemetery with the cash. police say 18-year-old jenna baker drove the get-away car. >> i don't know whether he threatened her. it wasn't my sister. that wasn't who we all know. >> reporter: tips led investigators to westminster where they found some of the stolen cash inside a microwave in young's hotel room. they say young and baker used some of the money to buy a video game system, clothes, a printer and
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